Family and friends picnicking with great views over Canberra

National Arboretum Canberra, The

See the forest for the trees at the National Arboretum Canberra, with its 94 forests of rare, endangered and symbolic trees from Australia and around the world. Walk, drive, cycle or even horse-ride around the 250 hectare site. You’ll be struck by the range of botanical beauty, including the living artworks in the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection.

Enjoy free guided and self-guided tours, interactive displays, outdoor sculptures, Pod Playground, a café and shop, as well as picnic areas boasting some of Canberra's most spectacular views.

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Village Centre: Daily 9am - 4pm. Grounds: Daily 6am - 8.30pm during daylight savings or 7am – 5.30pm. Closed Christmas Day.

ENTRY COSTS

Free

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TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER RATING

Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Weston on TripAdvisor

AWARDS

Certificate of Excellence 2016

TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER REVIEWS

great playground

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Lovely spot, fresh air and nice views. Great playground. Good for kids and for bringing visitors. Wish they had free parking though.

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Looking forward to the future of this

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The majority of trees are newly planted, so this will be amazing in years to come. The playground is spectacular, as is the view, and the bonsai house is wonderful. A great place to sit and have...

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Bonsai best

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Fantastic concept, trees in infancy but very interesting and great views. The bonsai exhibition was amazing oldest 1880's

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VIRTUAL TOUR

Take a virtual tour of the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection located at The National Arboretum Canberra.

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ADDRESS

Forest Drive (off Tuggeranong Parkway), Weston Creek, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2611

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